Camille Wasinger-Konrad, a 23-year-old from Colorado, was arrested on charges of murder after giving birth and then tossing her newborn over a nine-foot fence onto a neighbor's back porch. When asked about the crime, Wasinger-Konrad at first denied knowing anything about the baby.
She eventually admitted to police:
I just got rid of it.
When first talking to police, Wasinger-Konrad claimed she didn't know she was pregnant and after waking up with severe stomach cramps, the baby, "just came out." This is disputed by coworkers who say the woman told them earlier about her pregnancy.
After the birth, the new mom covered the baby's mouth to stifle cries for ten minutes and then tossed it over the fence. Later that night, when the neighbor went to use the hot tub, her dog found the baby. She brought the dead baby inside and called police.
Wasinger-Konrad has yet to enter a plea and is due back in court on May 22.
It goes without saying that people are disgusted:
In what we can only describe as pathetic, some people tried to make this tragedy about politics:
Surprised the evil Left isn't celebrating this somehow, someway.— Matthew James Davis ☪️🏴 (@MatthewJamesD18) March 21, 2018
All 50 states have what is known as a Safe Haven Law, which allows a parent to hand over a newborn up to 72 hours old to any fire station or hospital with NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Safe Haven Laws have saved 51 infants in Colorado and 3,000 nationwide.
Many of you saw our current campaign and wondered if the infant Safe Haven Law exists in other states.— Utah Safe Haven (@UtahNewborn) March 21, 2018
We are happy to report that since the first Safe Haven Law was passed in 1999, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a safe haven law:https://t.co/nhMiCYzDzs
The Safe Haven Law is a safety net for both the mother and the newborn infant. A Child’s life is saved; a mother or father is saved from a lifetime of guilt, anguish and legal prosecution; the hopes of a family waiting to adopt a child are fulfilled. #ashfnb #adoption pic.twitter.com/jhx6m16Av2— SafeHaven 4 Newborns (@haven4newborns) March 21, 2018